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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital

Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are … Continue reading

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Looking back-forward at the gilets jaunes: A taking stock

We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below. … Continue reading

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G.A.R.I.: Grupos de Acción Revolucionaria Internacionalista

The Grupos de Acción Revolucionaria Internacionalista/Internationalist Revolutionary Action Groups (GARI) were a series of autonomous anti-capitalist groups, largely of anarchist inspiration, which coordinated to carry out armed agitation and propaganda actions after the self-dissolution of the Iberian Liberation Movement (MIL), … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A revolution of the revolution

The resonances of the gilets jaunes movement(s), as captured by Jacques Fradin. It is a reading of the insurrection that does not hold back or step away from criticising the “Left”, and beyond. The essay was already published in English … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Those who walk away from capital

While the politicians and the media scrutinise the weekly accounting of the number of demonstrators with each Act of the yellow vests’ movement, closely seconded by sociologists and political scientists, the movement persists, defying all predictions. And even if it … Continue reading

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In solidarity with Gaspard Glanz

We have on numerous occasions shared video reports from the independent and politically engaged news collective, Taranis news. The courage and art that they have consistently brought to their work with radical social movements makes them one of the most … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Understanding the resistance of an insurrection

A further reflection on the yellow vests movement, as it continues to defy, on the occasion of Act XXIII …

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The gilets jaunes: What violence?

A critique of violence …

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The gilets jaunes: Understanding the movement(s) beyond final defeat or victory

The political soothsayers and diviners will cynically proclaim the yellow vests’ movement dead: Act XXI brought less than 25,000 people into the streets this last Saturday. We however refuse to be political accountants. And rebellions and revolutions have never been … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A movement(s) at a crossroads

On the day of Act XX … The Temps critique collective (22/03/2019), in a finely developed analysis of the yellow vests movement(s) of france, elaborates three fundamental criticisms: the movement has hitherto been unable to define itself, it has equally … Continue reading

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